Asus to Start Shipping Radeon R9 290 DirectCU II OC Graphics Card

Next week Asus is going to start shipping its newest graphics card from Radeon R9 series. Codenamed Radeon R9 290 DirectCU II OC, it is based on an original PCB with black-and-red design and the incorporation of an exclusive DirectCU II cooling system. Plus, the availability of ‘OC’ in the codename implies the availability of factory overclocking.

Asus Radeon R9 290 DirectCU II OC takes GCN Hawaii core with 2816 stream processors as the basis. It operates at an overclocked 1000 MHz frequency. The model is equipped with 4 GB of GDDR5 memory (512-bit bus) that runs at an effective 5400 MHz frequency. Just for a comparison, etalon adapter from AMD runs at 947 MHz/ 5000 MHz for GPU/memory correspondingly.

DirectCU II cooler consists of a heatsink, four copper nickel-plated heatpipes (two of them feature 10 mm dimensions), and two high-performance fans: one ordinary and one CoolTech. The card receives power via 6+8-pin connectors and might require not less than 600 W PSU.

ASUS ProArt 238Q Monitor Review

Laptops, tablets and mobile devices have deeply penetrated into the life of every person due to their versatility, convenience and functionality. It seems that desktops have yielded their positions in the market, but it’s only a visual assumption. Desktops still take a vast niche in the IT market and are the best fit for office needs. That is why, the selection of desktop components is of great importance, especially when we speak about monitors. Professional monitor ProArt 238Q from Asus developers has a huge performance potential and is able to satisfy the needs of individuals who are concerned with efficient accomplishment of any assignment.

Design and Framework

ASUS ProArt 238Q is characterized as professional monitor. This presupposes that its design and framework are not distinguished by excessive gloss, unusual forms or any additional accessories. Quite the contrary, everything here speaks of the class and destination of the monitor: it has a dark square frame …

Lexar Announces Memory Cards of Professional 400x SDXC UHS-I Series

Memory cards of SDXC (Secure Digital Extended Capacity) standard are a new solution in the market. Lexar took challenge to become a pioneer in the integration of this standard into their products and announced the released of a new Professional 400x SDCX UHS-I model. This memory card belongs to the high-speed products. It is called to satisfy the needs of professional photographers and just enthusiasts, longing to receive the highest Full HD video or photo shots.

According to the preliminary specifications, memory cards Professional 400x SDCX UHS-I correspond to SD 3.0 standards and are designed under UHS-I technology. They will be delivered in 256 GB volume capacities. The claimed maximal data reading speed approximates 60 Mb/sec.

Professional 400x SDCX UHS-I is based of NAND chips manufactured under 20 nm technological process by Micron; their capacities equal to 128 Gbit. The development of these memory cards involved only progressive tools, such as the creation of …
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